Yes I have finally gotten out from rock I crawled under. The time has come to let the cat out of the bag.
The Hype leading to today's Super Bowl has been overwhelming. Plaxico Burress predicting a 23-17 Giants win and then disappering from practice until Friday, while Tom Brady spent his week between media interviews practicing on his "Gimpy" foot. After all the parties, the glitz, and glamour we finally come to gameday.
The Patriots stand on the theshold of immortality becomming the First Franchise in a sixteen game regular season to go undefeated. A win today will pretty much ensure first ballot Hall of Fame elcction for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and other deserving Patriots. The Patriots will definately cement their reputation as Pro Football's first Dynasty of the 21st Centry.
Standing in their way The Monsters of the Meadowlands (Ok, cheesy, but hey you can't beat the alliteration now can you??) The Giants beat the NFC's top two seeds in becomming the 9th Wild Card team to make it to the Super Bowl. It is amazing to think that Tom Coughlin would be the Head Coach of a Team in the Super Bowl after his stint in Jacksonville. Then again the same could be said about Bill Belichick after his time with the Browns. For the G-Men to win they will have to blitz Tom Brady early and often giving Eli Manning a better chance to score.
Why did the report come out the day before the game that the Patriots might have taped one of the St. Louis Rams practices before Super Bowl 36? It did not seem to help them much as they won by only three poins.The only thing that a report like that will do is to further enrage the Patriots and give them more incentive to win and win big.
As much as I would like to predict an upset of the Patriots, I cannot see that happening. The Giants will score twenty four points but it will not be enough
Patriots: 31 Giants: 24